If you aren’t familiar with the name Colin Fiske, let me explain.
Back in 2002, the Boston based skateboard shop Coliseum released a local video called PJ Ladds Wonderful Horrible Life, and it exploded. It put skateboarders like Jereme Rogers, Ryan Gallant and Colin Fiske on the map and PJ Ladd’s part was so good, the entire video practically went viral (before Youtube & Facebook) based on his section alone. I remember visiting my friend in Finland in 2002 and he already had it illegally downloaded from Limewire, claiming it was the “best part ever” – that’s how much of an impact it had back then.
Most of the world outside of Massachusetts was introduced to Colin Fiske through that video, with his short part skating to Radiohead. Colin put out other parts over the years and rode for some companies but never gained the mainstream momentum like Jereme Rogers or Ryan Gallant.
Recently, Colin has resurfaced, riding for Fancy Lad Skateboards and skating as eccentric as ever. He quietly edited this behemoth of a part himself consisting of all of his skateboarding up until now, along with BMXing, longboarding, and random movie moments. It’s basically a full length skate video, with only one dude skating – which for most is probably un-watchable, but that’s kinda the point.
If you were ever wondering what happened to Colin Fiske, here’s your time to catch up and enjoy 57 minutes of absurd and epic footage.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
September 15, 2014 6:11 pm
I have to disagree portraying Colin Fiske to somewhat fall beneath the radar, I know as a British skater that whilst he was on heroin skateboards he was quite popular in the U.K. and Europe due to his appearance in Heroin’s ‘Magic Sticky Hand’ and documents 2007 Big push. I know these probably sound to you guys like a bunch random things that have no significance , and to some degree they don’t, but in Europe these sections were quitewel known
September 17, 2014 11:43 am
I agree he had slightly more coverage here. But really he was in one short tour video, and had a really short part in Magic Sticky Hand. Wouldn’t really say he was popular.
September 15, 2014 7:05 pm
Anyone notice that this Tom Waits song was already used in one of Jerry Hsu’s throwaway parts?
September 15, 2014 10:28 pm
That was from Colin Fiske’s 2002 Wonderful, Horrible Life part. (on either the vhs or dvd. Different music on each one) So before the Jerry Hsu Tilt Mode Bonus Round part.
September 16, 2014 11:46 pm
That’s the joke in bonus round when jerry smacks the kids head off. Since Colin already used it in some stupid shop video.
September 17, 2014 5:47 am
“some stupid shop video” ha ha!
September 15, 2014 7:07 pm
There actually was one tre flip. And yeah this was amazing made my day. Thanks Fancy Lad, your the best. Staynin touch. Disturbing behavior part 2
September 16, 2014 11:12 am
The video is not avaible in my country :(